WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INSIDE OUT CAMP
Every day at camp is a little different from the day before starting with breakfast @ 9am and followed by activities from 10am. Team leaders will keep the day flowing with a host of planned activities carefully scheduled to ensure a balance of physical, mental and creative challenges are reflected.
Campers will also have allocated periods for chilling out and can choose quiet time on their own or to hang out with their new buddies. ‘Inspiration hour’ is when the teams will be brought together to listen to an invited guest or participate in some sort of workshop like a design sprint to stimulate idea generation and teambuilding.
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- Enjoy an immersive week of physical and mental challenges that focus on personal development and build confidence from the inside and out.
- Campers will engage in an exciting and unique program that incorporates a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and learn valuable skills from survival and team building to leadership, planning, and communication.
- All these adventurous activities will take place on the grounds of Gormanstown Castle and Gardens a 110-acre campus with extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, beautiful forestry, fields and streams.
- At Inside Out we believe that a strong sense of self should be at the core of all learnings. When a teen has confidence, really understands and accepts who they are, they are more likely to want to experience new things, think outside the box, and ultimately go for the things they want in life.
- Inside Out’s key focus is about helping young people to grow as individuals by creating a balanced environment that delivers essential life learnings through fun and creative activities.
- The ‘sleepover’ element really is a crucial part of their experience as the time away from home offers them the chance to really immerse themselves in the spirit and learnings of the camp.
FIVE reasons to go to an INSIDE OUT CAMP
In the unplugged, tech and stress free, fun camp culture, teens build their face-to-face communication and relationship skills. Campers learn to work together, accept each other’s differences, and find ways to cooperate, collaborate and communicate. Aside from providing the opportunity to generate incredible memories and create ‘friends for life’, these skills will be essential to have for future employers.
RISK TAKING & CHALLENGES
What teen does not thrive on taking some sort of risk? At Inside Out risk-taking and getting out of your comfort zone are part and parcel of the camp experience in a controlled and safe environment. Taking risks and succeeding is a great motivator for campers to seek further achievements and failing can lead to testing new ideas and new ways of doing things. Campers will learn to overcome fears and build new skills.
BUILD A TOOLBOX OF LIFE SKILLS
Getting away to Camp will help to develop strong characters and build a toolbox of essential skills that will help campers to better navigate the obstacles of life and to be happier and more confident in their own skin. Grit, perseverance, independence, responsibility, decision-making, problem-solving and leadership are all a key focus at the core of Inside Out.
MEET POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
At Inside Out campers will be inspired by positive role models from the pool of leaders, counsellors, and educators who will be working with them throughout their camp experience as well as being influenced and motivated by positive peers within their own teams.
DISCOVER YOUR BEST SELF
Inside Out offers teens the chance to step back from the treadmill of school, study, exams, competitive sports, and an over-scheduled existence to learn and focus on what is important to them. It is an opportunity to discover new hobbies, skills they didn’t know they had and with a view to exploring future career paths that they might not have otherwise considered.
MEET THE TEAM
TRACEY MORAN RUSSOUW
Tracey is a parent of three with a particular interest in and passion for youth mental health. Inside Out is a personal initiative to introduce a fun camp-style environment that educates teens about who they are, how their minds work and how to make good choices in life. In setting the right foundations early Tracey believes we will create a generation of smart, happy, powerful young individuals.
Tracey is also a experienced hotelier (owner – operator of the Red Cow Moran Hotel, D22 and operator of Wren Urban Nest D2) with a track record for delivering on promises and achieving set goals. Highly experienced in event management and at converting opportunities into success she has led several key community initiatives and raised over €500k for charities like Cancer Research, Pieta House, and St James Hospital.
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT
Joan Freeman is a Senator, an international Mental Health Consultant, Activist, Motivational and Inspirational speaker.
Joan holds a BSc in psychology and an MSc in psychology and is author of the book “Cover up – Understanding Self-Harm” (2010), in addition to peer reviewed scientific research papers. Joan is the founder of Pieta House; Irelands’ first Suicide and Self-harm charity which she set up in 2006.
Joan has been an incredible support and sounding board in the setting up of Inside Out and her insights and experience has been invaluable resource.
LEADERSHIP & MINDSET COACH
Shane has spent over 20 years working with people internationally to improve their levels of clarity, confidence and results.
Having over-come suicidal depression in his mid 20s, Shane has developed an approach that has allowed him to work with business leaders, sports people, artists, students and teachers. At the centre of his very practical and relatable approach is learning how to make our minds work better for us.
Inside Out is all about giving teens the right skills in their life toolbox so Shane’s teachings are a significant addition.
The activity programme will be directed by Paul McDermott who runs his own sports and recreational coaching company (Clutch Academy) providing fun training sessions and targeted physical activity programmes for all ages, sporting types and levels of ability.
Paul is also a sports and wellness coach for DLR Sports focusing on youth and special needs groups and is a fully qualified basketball coach for multiple outlets across Ireland. He is qualified to work with children with Autism and additional needs and is Red Cross CPR certified. Paul has received the CIPD Award in coaching and mentoring from the National College of Ireland and a professional diploma in Sports and Exercise Psychology. Paul brings his experience, creative ideas & activities to Inside Out.
A panel of educators working with Paul will comprise of specialists in their field from sports coaches to primary and secondary school teachers. All participating facilitators will be fully garda vetted and the programme will comply with all health and safety protocols.
Hillary Nets is a basketball coach, ex professional and is currently in charge of the North City’s Education and Training Service. Hillary is a full qualified basketball coach and has experience working with children from all walks of life. He is also the owner of a basketball training business where he trains all athletes from beginners to elite athletes who compete at the highest levels of their sport. Hillary is also an artist who specialises in poetry and digital media having published and performed on various platforms.
Hillary holds a Bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching and coaching from the university of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has represented Zimbabwe at the international level. He is currently the director of basketball operations at Dublin Business School, a sports development coordinator with the NEIC, a youth basketball coach and coordinator for Eanna Basketball Club and the head coach for the men and women’s teams at Dublin Business School.
Matt Kelly is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach, and youth basketball coach with 12 years of experience in the fitness industry, working with general population, sports teams and young athletes. He has a passion for fitness, nutrition and helping his clients achieve these goals to improve their health and wellness.
He has coached at club and underage international level, and is currently part of the coaching staff at St Andrews college.
Having just recently retired after 15 years of playing at superleague level, the highest domestic league, Matt has represented Ireland at underage level, as well as senior men’s. He has won medals in every competition in Ireland, from underage to superleague, national league and Cup, and also representing Ireland.